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Manuj
Manuj
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Jul 20, 2022 - 10:03 PM

Hello,

We're traveling to Switzerland in mid-September, staying for 6 days in Lucerne and Wengen. I really wanted to do the Matterhorn Sunrise Tour (www.matterhornparadise.ch/en/Discover/Top-To-dos/Sunrise-Stellisee) but if I plan to travel to Zermatt, I'll need to cut some things out of Lucerne/Wengen itinerary. Is there opportunity in Lucerne/Wengen area to experience a sunrise similar to the one at Matterhorn, perhaps with mountain reflecting in the lake?

Regards

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jul 21, 2022 - 3:42 AM in reply to Manuj

Hi Manuj,

You might find this one useful: jungfrauregion.swiss/en/summer/planning-and-events/social-media/towards-the-sun/

For the sunset I can recommend Harder Kulm: www.myswissalps.com/harderkulm

I am not aware of any specific, organized sunrise expereince in the Jungfrau region, like you've shared in the Zermatt region. Maybe this one, but it is with a bike: grindelwald.swiss/en/summer/product/event/e-bike-enjoyment-tour/.

More hotels on mountain tops can be found here: https://www.myswissalps.com/hotels/mountaintops.

Ildiko

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Manuj
Manuj
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Jul 21, 2022 - 10:35 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thanks Ildiko, this is really helpful.

Danielsan
Danielsan
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Jul 23, 2022 - 1:09 PM in reply to Manuj

Hi Manuj,

When in Lucerne, I spent one night in the hotel on top of Mount Pilatus. (Pilatus Kulm.....also in September.) I spent two nights in Lucerne on the ground, and the third on the mountain. I was up at 0630, and saw a spectacular sunrise over the lake. At first just silhouettes of the different parts/shapes of the lake and mountains will come into view, and then more and more will come into view with the the sun rising higher and higher. Simply stunning. Not sure how many people in your party, but definitely worth considering. The price of the hotel includes a welcoming cocktail, some light munchies, (including fresh gruyere cheese from the cows in and around the mountain) just around the time of the sun setting, (after the general public all make their descent) , a four course dinner, breakfast the following morning, and the ascent/descent tickets. All told, very well worth the price. It was one of the best 24-hour periods of my life. When I did it, I left my big bag of luggage in a locker at the train station, jumped on the train, and just took my nap-sack up, allowing me to do some further hiking after both breakfast and checking out in the morning, without the burden of toting the luggage around.

While Zermatt and the Matterhorn are absolutely beautiful, it may he tough to squeeze it in, in just the six days you are planning, as there are tons of things to do/see in and around both Wengen and Lucerne.

I hope this may help in some way, or give you something to think over. Happy trails and have a great trip wherever you decide to go.

Danielsan

Manuj
Manuj
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Jul 23, 2022 - 8:17 PM in reply to Danielsan

Thanks Danielsan for sharing such an amazing experience. I looked at Pilatus Kulm earlier, but was put off by the hotel cost. Given your feedback, I'm very tempted to spend one night here.

Danielsan
Danielsan
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Jul 24, 2022 - 3:23 AM in reply to Manuj

Hi Manuj,

Your welcome, perhaps this will help with your decision making....

There is another hotel up there as well, called the Bellevue, which may be less expensive, but I don't know for sure. You can inquire, and compare notes on that.

Attached is a photo of the view I was explaining. The photo is not one of mine (I have lost half of my trip pics, and Pilatus was among those lost). But the view in this pic is fairly identical to those I had.Again, have fun planning and going.

Danielsan

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Manuj
Manuj
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Jul 24, 2022 - 6:17 AM

Wow, amazing view! I decided to take the plunge and booked Pilatus Klum. Bellevue was not available on the dates I'm traveling. Unfortunate about you losing your photos.

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